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Playing With: Enfant Terrible
Basic Trope: An evil child.
  • Straight: Bob is an evil ten-year old.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Kids Are Cruel.
  • Justified:
    • Bob doesn't know how evil his actions are, because he's just a kid.
    • Bob is constantly abused.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob appears to be evil, but we learn he's only pretending so that he can infiltrate an organization consisting of actual evil children.
  • Double Subverted: Bob performs a Face-Heel Turn so that he can defeat Alice, the leader of said organization, and stays evil.
  • Parodied: Bob goes to a camp every summer where the counselers teach the campers how to be evil.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is your average villain until he undergoes a Heel-Face Turn. He goes to a measure of goodness that rivals that of the The Hero's. In order to defeat the Big Bad, Alice, Bob must perform a Face-Heel Turn. Eventually Bob crosses the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Averted: Bob isn't evil.
  • Enforced: One of the writers decided to make Bob a villain because there are too many Kid Heroes in the series.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "No matter what horrible thing I do, I will get away with it! You know why? Cuz I'm still a child and no one ever suspects children! Delicious!!"
    • "You're going in time-out for fifteen to life once I get my hands on you, little boy!"
  • Invoked: Alice decides to use a mind control device so that more kids can join her organization of evil children. Bob is one of these who is affected by the device.
  • Exploited: See Deconstructed.
  • Defied: Before he was born, Bob's more heroic father Charles did everything in his power to make sure that Bob wouldn't be born evil.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "There aren't many evil kids in real life." "Yeah, keep telling yourself that, buddy!!"
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob crosses the Moral Event Horizon by committing an especially heinous crime. Said crime gets on the news and all of a sudden people know Bob's evil.
    • But he doesn't care and continues terrorizing everyone around him.
  • Played For Laughs: All of Bob's crimes fall in the territory of Felony Misdemeanor, like, for example, stealing cookies from the cookie jar.
  • Played For Drama: When the government finds out Bob's evil, they send an entire team to find him, and they have to take Bob away from his parents.
  • Implied: The fact that Bob has been committing crimes for decades despite not being very old, implies that he started doing them when he was a child.

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